Bush to give Humanities, Arts medals

Nov. 8, 2005 at 7:54 PM   |   0 comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Miss Manners is among those who will receive a National Humanities Medal and actor Robert Duvall will get a National Medal of Arts, the White House said.

U.S. President George Bush plans to present the 2005 National Humanities Medals and National Medals of Arts in Oval Office ceremonies Thursday.

In addition to Duvall, this year's Medal of Arts honorees are author Louis Auchincloss; conductor James DePriest; musician Paquito D'Rivera; arts advocate Leonard Garment; artist Ollie Johnston; musician Wynton Marsalis; singer Dolly Parton; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and dancer Tina Ramirez.

The 2005 National Humanities Medals will go to Judith Martin, who writes a column as Miss Manners, and 11 other people or organizations. They are historian Walker Berns; U.S. Marine Col. Matthew Bogdanos; professor Eva Brann; historian John Lewis Gaddis; The Papers of George Washington; legal scholar Mary Ann Glendon; historian Alan Kors; art appraisers Leigh and Leslie Keno; and history patrons Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman.

The White House said Parton will not be at the White House Thursday and would receive her medal at a later date.

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